Free shipping! Today only. Any product. Any destination in the world.

Do you enjoy the photos that you see here? Today I have free shipping on all the art in my gallery! Only a few hours left! Any product. Any destination in the world.

Christmas is right around the corner. You will find  Unique Art Prints in my gallery, for those difficult to find the right gifts, kind of people in your life. All photos are taken by yours truly, during adventures around the world. Sharing is caring. I love sharing the beauty I see through my lens with you, and maybe help you ease a little of the stress connected with Christmas shopping.

My most recent art is displayed on the landing page. The art prints are then sorted by category, so that you can find what you are looking for faster. Go to categories in the top menu, choose the category you are interested in; black and white, mustangs on the range, dog portraits, equine photography, ranch portraits etc. etc. My landscape photography is sorted by location, state/country. Click on any of the photos in the gallery of your choice, to see what it would look like, printed on different materials, and with different frame options. The metal prints, and the canvas prints are my best sellers right now, and also my personal favorites. Inspirational photo duvet covers is a runner upper!

Today is the perfect time to finish your Christmas shopping!
With Love,
Maria
 

First Light

My daughter and I, usually watch the sunrise together. When she was younger I sneaked out by myself, because she liked to sleep in. Nowadays she wants me to wake her up. I love starting the day like this!

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I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.  – Paul Henderson

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I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.  – Larry King

I hope your new week got off to a great start! What are you looking forward to this week? Tell me!
/Maria

 

Gratitude Challenge – Country Magic

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What are you grateful for today?  I am writing about something I am grateful for every Saturday. This beautiful week of Thanksgiving, I am sure we all have lots of things to be grateful for.

DSC_0184Today I’m grateful for a wonderful experience I had earlier this week. It started last week, when I was contacted by a lady, that I helped with Christmas Portraits last year. I don’t do a lot of organized photo shoots, I mainly focus on my Fine Art Photography (canvas, metal prints, and home decor,) that I sell online, but for a few special people I do exceptions. I thoroughly enjoy these exceptions! Last year I photographed this lady with her two dogs. This year she asked me if I could come out to the ranch where she board her two horses, to take some pictures. As the horse girl I am, I gladly accepted.

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When I came out to the place where she board her horses, I was amazed by the beautiful surroundings. It was a fabulous place! The sort of place that immediately lift your spirit to a higher level.

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I got introduced to her two horses. They are both rescues, from the race track. Both horses reflected the kindness of their owner. We walked around in the beautiful neighborhood, and I took some photos. I am very grateful for this experience of beauty, and kindness, on many levels. I thought it was a suitable contribution for this week’s Gratitude Challenge. Especially since I have the permission to share the photos with you.

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I would love it if you would join my Gratitude Challenge! Being grateful attracts more good stuff to your life, more things to be grateful for. So what are you waiting for? I’m thinking that a challenge like this also could connect like minded people, that are interested in creating more goodness. Feel free to like, comment, participate (tag your post MJP Gratitude Challenge,) and share.

DSC_0109I hope your Thanksgiving was magical!

/Maria

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

In response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition.

Major change or minor adjustment, transitions are a constant. Let life itself be your muse.

For this photo challenge I choose a series of photos, of my daughter and a rescue pup. They are born on the same beautiful day in July 2012. These are snapshots from the three first years.

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There is nothing permanent except change.

– Heraclitus

 

I hope you are enjoying the long weekend!

/Maria

 

 

Empowering Inspiration 101

This time of the year when the days get shorter, I make sure to take some time every day to recharge my positive mind. I have a list of inspirational quotes on my computer. One of the things I do every morning is reading some of my favorites,  and meditate on them a few minutes. It is a quick way for me to stay in the state of mind I want to be in. (I also do this after dealing with a negative person.)

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Today I read through some of my favorite Henry Miller quotes. I love this one:

One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.

– Henry Miller

All my friends know that I love road trips, adventures, and travel, but without the ability to appreciate the little things that life is all about, all adventures in the world would be empty. For me happiness starts with a mindful way of life. Taking the time to share a smile. Getting down on my knees to give that happy puppy some love. To say good morning to each horse I feed breakfast. That makes every day so much more pleasant. What are some of the little things that makes a difference in your life? Tell me about them! How important are they? ….and have an amazing day today!

Yours,

Maria